European stocks drop at open

October 21, 2021: European stock markets retreated at the start of trading on Thursday following a sharp loss in Tokyo.

London's benchmark FTSE 100 index shed 0.5 percent to 7,187.60 points.

In the eurozone, Frankfurt's DAX index lost 0.7 percent to 15,421.42 points and the Paris CAC 40 declined 0.6 percent to 6,664.22.

Tokyo's benchmark Nikkei index slumped 1.9 percent Thursday.

AFP/APP

Posted on: 2021-10-21T12:51:26+05:00

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